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Atlantic Canada’s population problem will mean big demands on taxpayers

December 1, 2017
Governments in the Atlantic region are unprepared for the challenges brought on by an aging population.

Government reviewing minimum wage options

September 20, 2016
Some alarming policy options are being considered as the New Brunswick government consults on minimum wage.

Poll: most Canadians oppose CPP hike if it affects wages

September 8, 2016
A new Ipsos poll finds that most Canadians don’t understand how the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) works or what proposed expansion of CPP means. An overwhelming majority also support consultation for the government’s proposed CPP hike.

In their own words: New Brunswick business owners’ comments on CPP expansion

July 19, 2016
The federal and provincial governments are considering expanding Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits to help Canadians save for their retirement. While many may agree this is a good idea, few can justify why this deal must be signed by July 15.

Reject CPP/QPP hikes: Open letter to finance ministers

December 17, 2015
New economic modeling data shows that jacking up CPP/QPP premiums will have a sizeable impact on the economy in the short-term with only gradual long-term gain.

Reaching out to Finance Minister Higgs on Pooled Registered Pension Plans

June 27, 2012
Saving for retirement is a very real concern for our members. Over half of small business owners do not have retirement plans in place for themselves or their employees. That is why CFIB is urging governments to adopt the Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP) so long as it remains voluntary, administratively simple and is a lower cost retirement option for small business owners and their employees.

Public sector pension changes in New Brunswick: A start

June 1, 2012
CFIB weighs in on the proposed changes to the New Brunswick public sector pension changes based on its recommendations made to the NB Pension Review Task Force.
Dan Kelly on public pensions

26,000 small businesses petition against public sector pensions

February 17, 2012
On February 13th, on behalf of small businesses across the nation, CFIB delivered 26,000 signed petitions to MPs in Ottawa. These Action Alerts call for fairness in Canada's public sector pension system.
Radio Clip from November 22, 2011

CFIB supports courageous first steps towards pension reform in Saint John

November 22, 2011
In a letter addressed to Saint John Council, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauded the initial measures taken to tackle deficiencies in the city’s pension plan that have put serious pressures on its operating budget.

A First Step: New Brunswick launches review of public sector pensions

October 27, 2011
After shining a light on the massive cost – and risk to taxpayers – of unfunded public sector plans, we are pleased to see the Government of New Brunswick first out of the gate in announcing a review of public sector pensions. Our research report “Keeping New Brunswick’s Pensions Sustainable & Affordable” highlights the problems and our suggested solutions to the pension tension in our province.
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